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Old Mar 2, 2009, 5:28 PM   #1
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apparently, I should be able to turn off the sound the camera makes when i press the button to take a picture. Does anyone know how to turn it off?
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 5:52 PM   #2
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You do realize that 99% of the sound is the mirror mechanicm flapping around and that sound will always be there?

Mine makes no electronic beeps ... but I do not have the manual in front of me here at work to check for you. However, you can download one directly from Canon.
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If you check out page 36 of the manual http://www.tribcsp.com/~sigma2/40D-Manual/EOS40D_EN.pdfthen you can turn off the beep but this is pretty much all you can do.

As mentioned you are hearing the mirror and shutter mechanism moving when you take a photo.

You can take a more quiet photo be going to page 113 of the manual and look at silent shooting.

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Old Mar 2, 2009, 8:15 PM   #4
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awesome...thanks...wasn't sure what they meant by silent shooting...wasn't sure if it silenced the mirror or what! Thanks so much for getting back to me...and so quickly!!

I shoot in quiet situations, like dramas/church/certain events, and it always seems right as i hit the button, everything gets so quite that i am disturbing everyone around me!!



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You can also get covers that help eliminate additional noise so these might be worth looking at if you need to shoot lots in these sort of situations.
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